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Delta, BC Recognized for Achievement of Carbon Neutrality

Delta, BC – For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Delta has achieved its goal of corporate carbon neutrality, a result of its commitment as a signatory to the British Columbia Climate Action Charter to take action on climate change.

Under the Charter – a voluntary agreement between the B.C. government, Union of B.C. Municipalities and each local government launched in 2007 – local government signatories commit to: 

  • Become carbon neutral in their corporate operations
  • Measure and report their community's greenhouse gas emissions
  • Create complete, compact, more energy efficient communities

The Charter also established the Green Communities Committee, which works in collaboration with local governments to ensure that the right mix of tools, guidance and other supports are available to assist rural and urban communities as they work toward their Charter goals.

Through ongoing commitment and investment in energy efficient retrofits in Delta’s building, infrastructure upgrades and greening its fleet, Delta’s 2018 corporate emissions associated with buildings and fleet were 20% below the 2007 baseline – equivalent to taking 291 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

This distinction identifies Delta, under the Green Communities Committee Climate Action Recognition Program, as Level 4 for achieving corporate carbon neutrality, highlighting Delta’s commitment to reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions in the community. Since 2012, Delta has been labelled as an environmentally-conscious community by the Green Communities Committee for its demonstration of climate leadership and climate action.

For additional information:
Mike Brotherston
Manager of Climate Action & Environment, City of Delta
(604) 946-3281 

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